President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) Internship

Job Title:             President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) Internship

 

Term:                    Fall, Spring or Summer

 

Length:                 12 weeks (flexible start/end dates)

 

Hours:                  20-40 hours/week

 

About PCFSN:

The Council's mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.  The Council is comprised of up to 25 volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services about opportunities to provide physical activity, fitness, sports, and nutrition programs for all Americans.  Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the Council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people to lead active, healthy lives.  The Council plays a key role in the development of the administration's programmatic priorities, outreach, and awareness efforts to improve the health and quality of life for all Americans.

 

Position Overview:

The Council was started in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as the President's Council on Youth Fitness, and over the years has evolved into what is currently known as the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.  Through more than five decades since its inception PCFSN has had a rich history, spanning multiple Presidential administrations and encompassing many historic events, programs and initiatives.  This internship position provides the opportunity to gain experience working with the Council's communications team to support tasks related to the researching and archiving of the Council's history as well as working on the communications aspects of the organization's current programs. 

 

Internship duties include: researching the Council's historic programs, initiatives, publications, etc.; developing a system/database for categorizing and cataloging the Council's historic materials; creating electronic versions of historic items; archiving of historic materials; and assisting with the Council's records management process.  The intern may also work on facilitating the speakers request process, creating presentations and talking points, assisting the development and review of marketing collateral, coordinating and executing events, and drafting/responding to Council correspondence.  In addition, the position requires a semester long research project to be presented to Council staff at the conclusion of the internship.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in or pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in library science, archival studies or history
  • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional organization skills and very detail oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Public affairs/communications experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative suite and web-design experience a plus

 

Internship is unpaid, however if enrolled in a college/graduate program you are eligible for credit hours at the discretion of your institution.

 

Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter and resume to fitness@hhs.gov and title the email "PCFSN Internship."  Please note if you are available on a full or part time basis.

 

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